Indoor airpLUS is a comprehensive building system approach to a much healthier home. As we encounter more bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens in our homes, airPLUS labeled homes can help us have much cleaner air to breathe in by reducing exposure to any airborne pollutants and contaminants. As we all try to prevent the spread of COVID-19, there have been questions about how high-performance building systems, like Indoor airPLUS houses, can be used to protect us from the virus. Indoor airPLUS is a voluntary program that helps homeowners improve their indoor air quality by providing home construction practices and other product specifications that minimize exposure to airborne contaminants. Here are a few ways airPLUS certified homes can help your home against viruses, mold, and bacteria!
The CDC recommends increasing your building ventilation rates to reduce the concentration of any present viruses. Indoor airPLUS certified homes include whole building mechanical ventilation systems that allow the homeowner to control ventilation rates and dilute any chemicals present in the air. This is one way you can feel safe breathing in the air inside your protected custom home this fall.
Local Exhaust Ventilation
Bacteria and viruses could be present in any airborne particles released by the swirl of flushing water in your toilets. Indoor airPLUS certified homes provide local, mechanical venting directly to the outdoors in every bathroom will help you exhaust potentially contaminated air close to the source.
It is essential to keep the indoor air dry enough to stop the growth of mold. If the indoors are a bit too humid, moisture can condense on the surface and enhance mold growth. Potential health effects and symptoms that are associated with mold exposures include asthma, allergic reactions, and other types of respiratory complaints. The moisture in airPLUS certified homes is carefully controlled, both mechanically and by the lightness of the house, to reduce the growth of mold and maintain a healthier level of overall humidity.
Pests can be a serious vector for diseases and can bring in undesirable pathogens into your homes. airPLUS certified homes minimize pathways available for pests to enter the house by sealing all penetrations and blocking other building openings with corrosion-proof screens too.
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